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Thanhha Lai
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Saigon

Saigon is the capital city of democratic South Vietnam. It is the home of Ha and her family, and is the symbol of resistance for the free people of the South against the oppression and violence of Communist North Vietnam. When the novel begins, the North Vietnamese have invaded South Vietnam and are inching closer and closer to Saigon on a daily basis. The situation in Saigon is desperate as food prices increase dramatically, and the amount of food becomes incredibly scarce. When the North Vietnamese military finally arrives in the city, tens of thousands of residents, including Ha and her family, flee by boat. The Communists brutally hunt down people trying to escape Saigon as they fully seize the city.

Alabama

Alabama is a southern state in the United States of America. It is a largely rural landscape, and it is the home of Mr. Johnston and...

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